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Fire and rescue service performance

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  • Release date: 18 September 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
An annual report which Includes information on fires attended, deaths due to fires, malicious false alarms, female firefighters.

Key points

  • There were 13,170 fires attended by the Fire and Rescue Services in Wales, an increase of 15 per cent compared with 2012-13. Since data collection was devolved to Wales in 2004-05 the number has halved.
  • There were 7,567 deliberate fires started in Wales, an increase of 18 per cent compared to 2012-13. Since 2004-05 the number has fallen by 62 per cent.
  • There were 17 deaths due to fires in Wales; the same number as in 2012-13, but lower than the annual average since 2004-05 (around 21).
  • There were 225 fire injuries attended by the Fire and Rescue Service in Wales, an increase of 17 per cent compared to 2012-13. The figure is part of a fluctuating series in a range of 193 to 310 injuries per year since 2006-07.
  • In 31 per cent of dwelling fires there was no fire detection equipment, 1 percentage point more compared to 2012-13.
  • There were 2,000 malicious false alarm received by Fire and Rescue Service in Wales during the year; this has dropped by 26 per cent compared with 2012-13 and by 62 per cent since 2004-05.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 3234
Email: stats.inclusion@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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